Texadelphia, the chain fusing the cuisines of Texas and Philadelphia, primarily through cheesesteaks, is expanding with locations in Katy (1321 N. Westgreen Blvd.) and Memorial (9655 Katy Fwy). Both are listed at crowdfunding investment portal NextSeed. Look for the Katy location to open soon, while the Memorial location is tabbed for a spring 2020 opening.

Sleigh All Day, a holiday punch at Santa's Tavern.

Radio stations switching over to holiday music. Green and red lights strewn about the city. Here's another sign the holidays are fast approaching: Santa-themed bar pop-ups. Porch Swing Pub on Heights Blvd. has turned into Santa's Tavern. And this is a legitimate venture. There are activities like gingerbread-house- and ornament-making workshops, plus theme nights, music, karaoke, visits with Santa, and more. $20, $10 per child age 5-12, free age 4 and younger. Open through Dec. 31.

Want a $1 cookie butter birthday shake? Go to the Burger Joint on Tuesday and, when ordering your meal, just say "Happy birthday." That's because Tuesday is the restaurant's four-year anniversary.

EggHaus ... doing ramen? It's real, and it's happening through the end of the year. EggHaus ramen has 48-hour roasted chicken bone broth, steak bacon, portobello mushrooms, and a poached egg.

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Porch Swing Pub

Bar 69 Heights Blvd.

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$$ American/New American 2042 E. TC Jester Blvd

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The Burger Joint

$$ American/New American, Hamburgers 2703 Montrose Blvd.

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Texadelphia

$ American/New American, Hamburgers, Sandwiches Multiple Locations

The popular sandwich chain specializes in Texan versions of Philadelphia cheesesteaks. Burgers, salads, and other sandwiches also available.